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The density of '''[[snow]]''' might be expressed as '''[[water]]''' per cubic millimeter of snow or 100 mL/L ['''[[density]]'''=V('''[[water]]''')/V('''[[snow]]'''), where V='''[[volume]]'''.] The density of '''[[snow]]''' might be expressed as '''[[water]]''' per cubic millimeter of snow or 100 mL/L ['''[[density]]'''=V('''[[water]]''')/V('''[[snow]]'''), where V='''[[volume]]'''.]
-Material Density (kg/m-3) +{| cellspacing="0" border="1"
-Sea Water 1030+!style="width:50%"|You type
-Fresh Water 1000+!style="width:50%"|You get
-Ice 920+|-
-Snow 100-500 +|
-Air 1.29 +<pre>
-Steam(100oC) 0.6+{|
 +! Material
 +! Density (kg/m-3)
 +|-
 +|Sea Water
 +|1030
 +|-
 +|Fresh Water
 +|1000
 +|-
 +|'''[[Ice]]'''
 +|920
 +|-
 +|Snow
 +|100-500
 +|-
 +|Air
 +|1.29
 +|-
 +|Steam(100oC)
 +|0.6
 +|}
(values quoted at standard room temp. and pressure) (values quoted at standard room temp. and pressure)

Revision as of 23:40, 31 December 2010

Snow Density: The amount of space between molecules or particles of any substance is what determines its density. Density is equal to the mass (or weight) of a substance divided by its volume (d=m/V). The metric system was set up in such a way so that the density of water can be written as 1 gram per milliliter (1g/mL). One mililiter (mL) is also equal to one cubic centimeter. 'Water' is "pure precipitation." Snow, on the other hand, is mostly air. The density of snow is related to the measure of the water in snow.

The density of snow might be expressed as water per cubic millimeter of snow or 100 mL/L [density=V(water)/V(snow), where V=volume.]

You type You get
{|
! Material
! Density (kg/m-3)
|-
|Sea Water  
|1030
|-
|Fresh Water  
|1000
|-
|'''[[Ice]]'''
|920
|-
|Snow
|100-500
|-
|Air
|1.29
|-	 
|Steam(100oC)	 
|0.6
|}
(values quoted at standard room temp. and pressure)


== Also see ==

*'''[[Snow Water Equivalent]]'''
*'''[[Snowpack]]'''
*'''[[Snow removal]]''' 


== Reference ==
*Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems CRC [http://www.acecrc.sipex.aq/access/page/?page=aa63dc74-ba2f-102a-8ea7-0019b9ea7c60]
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